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Idol on Parade (1959)

A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

John Antrobus (screenplay), William Camp (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Bendix ... Sgt. Lush
Anthony Newley ... Jeep Jackson
Anne Aubrey ... Caroline
Lionel Jeffries ... Burton Bassett
Sidney James ... Herbie
David Lodge ... Shorty
William Kendall ... C.O.
Dilys Laye ... Rene
Bernie Winters Bernie Winters ... Joseph Jackson
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Ernie
Harry Fowler ... Ron
Percy Herbert ... Sergeant (Hebrides)
Rosamund Greenwood Rosamund Greenwood ... Spinster
Roderick Cook Roderick Cook ... Nobby
Gordon Boyd Gordon Boyd ... Cpl. Nerking (as Gordon Needham)
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A rock'n'roll idol is drafted into the wrong regiment.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Idolo en apuros See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first of five films Newley made with Anne Aubrey and Bernie Winters. Newley and Winters also appeared together in The Strange World of Gurney Slade (1960). See more »

Goofs

Thee convertible that Sid James is driving changes from a Ford Consul to a Zephyr and back to a Consul during the escape from the theatre. See more »

Connections

Features The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Idle on Parade
by Gerry Laundan and Len Praverman
Arranged by Bill Shepherd
Performed by Anthony Newley, with William Bendix (uncredited)
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Early pop comedy that made Newley a teen idol!
10 April 1999 | by musical-2See all my reviews

This movie was intended as a spoof of Elvis' entry to the army with Newley playing an "idol" called Jeep Jackson. The great British public took the film seriously however and overnight Anthony Newley, former child actor became a fully fledged adult actor/pop singer. The film is a delightful comedy in the same vein as Carry On Sergeant with the added bonus of four musical numbers performed by Newley. Look out for many star faces who later had very successful careers of their own - Sid James, Bernie Winters and Harry Fowler! Pure nostalgia enjoy! Posted by Paul Goodhead - President of the Anthony Newley Appreciation Society.


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